Help Wanted! Job Opportunities: Britt Baker

Brian Damage

Back in the 80’s and 90’s, it was very common to see some no name wrestler go up against a proven star of a promotion. Whether that be from the WWF, NWA/WCW, AWA or elsewhere, these nomads of professional wrestling were there to make the stars look great. They were known as enhancement talent, preliminary wrestlers or as many fans have come to know them…”jobbers.” While fans were clamoring to see big time match ups, these “squash matches” served a very important purpose. While perhaps not appreciated at the time, they were just as important as the stars themselves.

While studying dentistry, Britt Baker was also following another passion in training to become a professional wrestler. She trained under the guidance of Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae. Baker made her pro debut in 2015. A year later, Baker worked a match on Monday Night Raw…as an enhancement talent.

On July 25, 2016, Britt Baker faced off against Nia Jax in a total squash match. The match lasted roughly two minutes with Baker getting in little to no offense whatsoever.

After “jobbing” to Jax, Baker returned to the independents to continue to learn and grow as a competitor. In 2019, Britt Baker became the first female star to sign a contract with the upstart promotion All Elite Wrestling. She would go ahead and capture the AEW women’s title and hold on to the championship for over 10 months.

Britt Baker also won the inaugural women’s bracket of the Owen Hart Memorial tournament. Baker has certainly established herself as a star in professional wrestling.

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